For Parents: What is Career Cruising?

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Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by your son or daughter to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet. Features of the program include:

  • Assessment - world-renowned assessment tools to help your child identify his or her career interests, skills, abilities, and learning styles
  • Career Profiles - thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs
  • Multimedia Interviews - interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles
  • College and Financial Aid Information - comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help your child find the right college and the right scholarships
  • Employment Guide - advice for all stages of the job search process, including developing a job search plan, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and adjusting to a new job
  • My Plan - an online portfolio where your child can develop and reflect on his or her academic, personal, and career exploration activities, and make plans for the future 
  • Resume Builder - integrated with the My Plan tool to help your child create, format, and print professional-looking resumes quickly and easily

To find out more about Career Cruising, we encourage you to login using the school’s access information:

Login at: www.careercruising.com
Enter your school’s username
Enter your school’s password
Click on “Sign In” to begin CareerCruising

First time cruisers will need to contact IVCC's Career Services for login information to obtain site access and to create your own personal, password protected portfolio login.  You may contact Career Services by calling 815-224-0502 or emailing lisa_witalka@ivcc.edu.

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